Privacy Statement

Grothusen is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Grothusen Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Grothusen website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Grothusen collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Grothusen also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Grothusen. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Grothusen for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Grothusen Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Grothusen public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Grothusen does not read any of your private online communications.

Grothusen encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Grothusen so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Grothusen is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Grothusen and Grothusen family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Grothusen collects and uses your personal information to operate the Grothusen Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Grothusen also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Grothusen and its affiliates. Grothusen may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Grothusen does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Grothusen may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Grothusen may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Grothusen, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Grothusen does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Grothusen keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Grothusen, in order to determine what Grothusen services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Grothusen to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Grothusen Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Grothusen or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Grothusen; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Grothusen, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Grothusen Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Grothusen pages, or register with Grothusen site or services, a cookie helps Grothusen to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Grothusen Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Grothusen features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Grothusen services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Grothusen secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Grothusen secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Grothusen will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Grothusen encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Grothusen is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Grothusen welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Grothusen has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Grothusen at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.